Billy's Bistro and Bar is open from 7am till late.
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Billy's Bistro and Bar
A relaxed dining experience. Billy’s Bistro and Bar is a friendly place with delicious food designed for sharing platter or individual portion dining. Named after Billy Butterfly, a popular and cherished Ballarat local personality from the 1950’s, you are invited to relax at Billy’s while you enjoy a snack, meal or drink.
Billy’s Bistro and Bar opens daily from 7.00am – 9.30pm.
Start the day with breakfast; your choice of a continental or the full cooked breakfast, prepared by our breakfast chef.
Give in to that urge for a snack attack at any time of the day with your choice from the ‘Grazing and Sharing’ selection off the menu. Maybe just a bowl of hand-cut chips and aioli… whatever satisfies that hunger pang!
For a casual lunch or dinner, enjoy the full bistro and bar menu which features seasonal produce, prepared fresh by the chefs in our kitchen with ingredients from local growers and suppliers. Choosing what dish to order may present a pleasant challenge as you contemplate each tempting menu item. Will it be our in-house dry aged beef-of-the-day or locally grown slow-roasted pork belly, just two of your options?
From a comfortable seat at the bar or at your dining table, enjoy our selection of local wines, boutique and popular beers, ciders and a range of mixed drinks or cocktails.
Great service, great food
Amazing atmosphere with food to match, hearty and comforting.
Great place to eat and socialise.
Amazing service and food!
We had a very pleasant evening.
We always get good service and great food at Billy’s Simmonds family
We enjoyed our time at Billy's, and we would definitely go again. Thank you for making our Christmas meal enjoyable 😊 we would recommend them to our family and friends
I found the schnitzel a dry plain dish the potatoe and pea mash lumpy and not flavorsome couldn't taste horseradish in it, quite dry like schnitzel despite a quarter of lemon. The hot chocolate had no real flavor and the penne pasta had fat bits throughout. There was limited small meal choices especially post Xmas , there was soup but on a hot day not so appetizing. Service good but at times over zealous giving us no time to read menu. No real atmosphere in venue. Didn't see pork belly on menu or beef of the day or chips but was Xmas night. We were a bit disappointed overall.
excellent meals and service
It was a lovely night to sit outside and celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food and drinks were great. Atmosphere relaxing. Thank you
Excellent service, friendly waiting staff, beautiful fresh food. Will be back.
Great lunchtime meal outside on the deck. Never had a bad experience yet.
Service and food were amazing
Will definitely return again. Wonderful experience
We love Billy’s Bistro and Bar especially the new menu!
We took the whole family here and they all loved it, we were there for the buffet breakfast which catered for all diets and food preferences. We also had Dinner at Billy's and the menu was quite a range of choice and the meals generous. Staff at Billy's were fantastic with service and presentation.
We came here on the weekend of the AFL football and came last minute. Although the menu looked very simple on the service, the food was absolutely outstanding. Everything was cooked perfectly, well seasoned and delicious. The staff were great and looked after us very well even when there was a large group in the venue. Would highly recommend and we will definitely go back when we come back our next footy match.
Lovely meal, great service!
Third visit.. much better than previous visits. Maybe this is all Ballarat expects though there so soooooo much that can be improved!!!
A pleasant evening, with exceptional service. Unfortunately my steak was over cooked but still flavourful. I am glad I am Accor member as the prices of meals are too high. Not sure you are getting value for money. I would also like to see a larger selection of drinks e.g cocktails / mocktails etc
Very pleasant evening, good food & service provided by very pleasant staff.
We had a great time at Billy's Bistro, great atmosphere, great staff and magnificent food. Thank you for a great night out.
As always this Restaurant is excellent. I often find the menu has been changed too. The B’fast is excellent & you must try the Bircher as holds you together like nothing else does for the day. The Waitress we had for dinner was excellent. We also noticed that the Staff don’t seem to wear their name tags. When they do the writing in white is far too small. Ridiculous! How can Guests give a compliment when you don’t know who you are speaking too. There was also a couple of Waiters who just held their heads in the air or walked thru as if on a ‘mission’ & if you really wanted someone to see you one had to put their hand in the air (or trip them up with your leg) to get their attn. A Waitress should be ‘scourring’ the whole room. So my advice is, hold your head to table level then you will see if patrons require attn. It becomes so frustrating to me and annoying. But overall, it would be the best place to not only dine but to also stay as a House Guest. Take note of Bern as a good teacher!
We had a lovely evening. Atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable. Although not a big menu we still thoroughly enjoyed the Mexican soup and the burger! Delicious. Staying at the Mecure overnight meant that we could enjoy our great tasting Hunter Valley wine and walk back to our room. Thanks for a lovely meal.Will definately recommend Billys Bistro.
delicious food once again.